We just spent the better part of a week hopping booth to booth at the 2013 SIA tradeshow in Denver, CO, in search of the best new ski gear. Turns out, we found a lot of them.
Rossi’s Matt Rihm highlights the Soul 7 ski, part of the new 7 Series line.
Nordica is coming into its 75th year making boots, and for the first time they’ve given a pro model boot: It goes to TJ Schiller. We caught up with TJ at the Snow Show to get the good word on the boot.
We stopped by the APO Snow booth at the Snow Show where we caught up with Sammy Carlson, who has three pro model skis for 2013/14.
Nordica’s Sam Beck gives you the good word on the all-new El Capo, for fall 2013 release.
Surface athlete Banks Gilberti was hanging around the SIA Snow Show, plugging some of his sponsors’ products, including the Surface Double Time.
For those who refuse to rock the helmet, Slytech presents the Balaclava Impact.
Eric Hjorleifson gives you a peek at the 4FRNT Hoji ski, for fall 2013 release.
Here’s a preview of the Zeal HD Camera Goggle for fall 2013 release, the all-new Fargo goggle and more.
We stopped by the Oakley booth at the SIA Snow Show to check out Sean Pettit’s new Pro Rider Series kit, and the new Snowmad pack, both for fall 2013 release.
Have a look at the Receptor Bug helmet powered by Beats, the Lid goggle and the Spine Snow Tour pack, all new offerings from POC for release in fall 2013.
Take a look at two of Under Armour’s offerings for 2013/14.
What did Henrik Harlaut use to stomp his historic nose butter triple cork 1620 at X Games big air? The Aldente by Armada.
Check out the new Quest Max BC boot from Salomon, hitting shelves fall 2013.
The Infamous ski and Overload boot are two new additions to the Atomic lineup for 2013/14.
The One and the Two are two new additions in Volkl’s powder ski category, hitting shelves in fall 2013.
Two-time defending X Games superpipe champion David Wise has been working on this jacket with O’Neill, which hits shelves fall 2013.
Colorado’s RMU gives you a peek at its ski collection for 2013/14.
The Untracked pant and jacket is a new offering from Patagonia, coming fall 2013.
Hestra is unrolling some fancy new colorways for the Seth Morrison and Henrik Windstedt pro models, a new touchscreen compatible glove, and a new line for fall 2013â€”among other things.
Smith and its team of pro athletes collaborated on the ID collectionâ€”here’s how the project came to life.
The Combyn is a new offering from Giro for fall 2013â€”we give you the good word on this cool, new helmet.
A small sampling of what’s to come from Discrete this fall.
Brody hits the floor at the SIA Snow Showâ€”mostly hoping to attract a few new Instagram followers.
Colby James West takes a minute to run us through his line of pro model skis.
What’s it like to head into the Snow Show as a buyer? Chris Krance and Drew Van Gorder explain.
Talk to the hand, with Swany’s g.cell glove. What looks to be a standard winter glove is actually a cool gadget; the g.cell features Bluetooth-integration, allowing the glove to pair with your cellular device, and the glove doubles as a phone. The glove vibrates in the thumb, and also the wrist area to notify you of an incoming call. The speaker and the microphone are located on the glove’s thumb, and sound quality is comparable to putting your phone on speaker mode. Pressing one of two buttons on the glove answers and ends the call. The g.cell can also activate voice controls. Just think: you’ll never have to take off your glove on the chairliftâ€”and suffer frozen fingersâ€”to take that important call.
We spent our third day on the Convention Center floor checking out a handful of 2013/14 skiing gear. Here’s some of the greatest stuff we found…
Nick Goepper made his way out to the 2013 SIA Snow Show. We asked him what he was most looking forward to seeing at the Convention Center.
On day two of the 2013 SIA Snow Show, we encountered loads of pro athletes while browsing the Convention Center floor. We spoke with as many of ’em as we could to give you a feel for what life is like here at the Snow Show, andâ€”of courseâ€”to have ’em give you a peek at some of the hot new products for 2013/14.
The snowsports industry descended upon Denver on Thursday, for the first day of the 2013 SIA Snow Showâ€”one of the most highly anticipated annual events for folks in the skiing industry. All of our favorite brands are on hand this weekend to show off what’s new for 2014 and we’ve only just scratched the surface. On day one we checked in with Oakley, Dakine, Scott and Saga to name a few. This weekend will see many industry gatherings aside from the tradeshow itself. One such gathering will take place Friday night when Freeskier will host a fundraiser to benefit the Sarah Burke Foundation. If you’re in the Denver area, join us from 5pm-9pm at 3342 Larimer St. where you can bid on full sized, framed Lightjet prints while enjoying complimentary food and drinks. In the meantime, check out the gallery above showcasing some of the goods we found Thursday, and stay tuned over the next few days because we’re just warming up.